Automation in the Defense Industrial Base

Adele Ratcliff, Director, Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program at United States Department of Defense, discussed the types of jobs impacted by automation as well as how it highlights the trends on AMCC’s Weekly Monday Call. In the meeting, it was stated that operator and technician positions are changing from hands-on production work to operating or overseeing automated systems. Industrial Base production and project management have changed from deliberate, plan-driven processes to dynamic, data-driven, adaptive scheduling and management processes and education, training, and position descriptions must change to support IB needs.

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